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50 Signs That Show You Can Read (or Watch) 50 Shades of Grey, Without Falling under its Spell

The Movie is coming out this weekend and all I can do is shudder. Many people around the world have read this abuse book disguised as erotica and have fallen under its spell. Sadly many of those same people will go out and watch the movie too (granted the script will probably be better than the book because they have someone who can write.) This makes me depressed.

There are those of us of course who recognize all these problems and still come out alive, but perhaps a little bit scarred as a result. You have my sympathies, but at least we are informed.

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50 Movies To See on Valentine’s Day (Not 50 Shades of Grey)

I know my boyfriend is very thankful that I have no desire (okay that isn’t true, I have a smidgen of desire to see the movie, I wouldn’t want to pay money on the movie though) to see 50 Shades of Grey that is coming out Valentine’s Day.

I have come up with a list of movies that is currently playing or are coming to theaters this Valentine’s Day weekend in theatre (depending on your location and availability of course):

  1.  Jupiter Ascending
  2. Seventh Son
  3. Old Fashioned
  4. Kinsman: The Secret Service
  5. The Last Five Years
  6. The Spongebob Movie
  7. Project Almanac
  8. The Loft
  9. Boy Next Door
  10. Black Sea
  11. Love, Rosie
  12. Somewhere Only We Know
  13. What We Do in the Shadows
  14. American Sniper
  15. Strange Magic
  16. Blackhat
  17. Paddington
  18. The Wedding Ringer
  19. Black or White
  20. Mortdecai
  21. Pass the Light
  22. The Imitation Game
  23. Spare Parts
  24. Cake
  25. Mommy
  26. Still Alice
  27. Selma
  28. Song One
  29. Red Army
  30. Taken 3
  31. Big Hero 6
  32. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smuag
  33. A Most Violent Year
  34. Inherent Vice
  35. The Theory of Everything
  36. Interstellar
  37. Nightcrawler
  38. Whiplash
  39. Into the Woods
  40. Wild
  41. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
  42. The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
  43. Song of the Sea
  44. Two Days, One Night
  45. Top Five
  46. Penguins of Madagascar
  47. The Rewrite
  48. Annie
  49. Birdman
  50. Gone Girl

Although #8 & #9 are creepy, at least it doesn’t pretend to be a romance like 50 Shades of Grey. Now I know some on the list  have been out for a while, there are still quite a few movie theaters showing these movies. It all depends on what theater you go to. I am using the movies that are available in East Tennessee up till Valentine’s Day.

What movie would you rather see on Valentine’s Day than 50 Shades of Grey?Let me know in the comments below!

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Lists about 50 Shades of Grey

It is February and for some many are dreading Valentine’s Day. For me, I am dreading the release (and the madness to follow) of 50 Shades of Grey.

On the way home from classes, my boyfriend and I were talking about the upcoming movie and how we hope it will flop (sadly the reality is, many people will go to see it because it is popular). Somehow we began coming up with ideas of what would be more stimulating than reading the series or watching it. Soon it grew and now we have so many lists ideas that it I will probably be posting different lists regarding this throughout the month.

The List will be updated through the month:

 

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5 Fandoms that Made Me Who I Am Today

It is really hard for me to say when I became a fangirl. I think because of the family I grew up in I was born to be a nerd and geek. With my father he love of science, star trek, science fiction books, comic books, etc. My mother love crafts, phantom of the opera, romance books, books in general, and when she become obsessed with it, she sucked the life out of that obsession until she sucked the life out of it and than moves onto the next fandom.

I was born to be a fangirl.

I had to think for a long time about this. I was wracking my brain, trying to go through the mess I call my memories to figure out what began my way to being a fangirl.

What were the 5 fandoms that started it all?

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1.) American Revolution History & 1776

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I know everyone is probably looking like this the image below, but hear me out.

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The reason why I have this at number one is because between the Musical 1776 that I remember watching when I was a little girl in Rhode Island, learning about American Revolutionary history during my trips to Boston, and just growing up in a household that encouraged learning- I was hooked to this aspect of history. Practically every time in history class when we got around to this topic I was excited. I still remember the huge paper diagram we did in my 5th grade class of the “Road to Revolution.”

Wish I had a picture of it, it was awesome.

I know the musical is inaccurate and I know that not all aspects of the American Revolution are things to aspire to, but the history is something I have always geeked out about. This helped develop my love of backstory, connecting past, present, and future. It also helped appreciate the history of my country.

2.) Fairy Tales & Disney

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Fairy Tales and Disney for me went hand in hand when I was younger. For Halloween I have been Aurora, Jasmine, and Belle (twice).  I loved Disney and Fairy Tales. As I got older I fell in love with the book my mom had, The World’s Best Fairy Tales (Readers Digest Anthology).  It had beautiful illustrations in it and different fairy tales in it. That is when I learned of that Disney had changed some of these tales, which seeing how The Little Mermaid originally ended. I’m okay with the new ending.

Thanks to fairy tales, I am okay with the fantastical and different.

3.) Scooby-Doo

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I didn’t Cartoon Network when I was younger so I was unable to watch Scooby-Doo, but I was able to read the Scooby-Doo comics. My dad would go to the comic book store all the time, I even went with him sometimes. I don’t remember how I started getting the Scooby-Doo comic books, but once I started getting them, I haven’t stopped reading comics since. I don’t read the Scooby-Doo Comics anymroe, not because I don’t like them, but because I have expanded my comic book reading and I want to go beyond the meddling kids ending (even though that phrase still brings me a smile). It was all because of Scooby-Doo comics I began reading about Batman, Superman, X-Men, Thor, and various other comics I now read.

4.) Babylon 5

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The Babylon Project was our last, best hope for peace. A self-contained world five miles long, located in neutral territory. A place of commerce and diplomacy for a quarter of a million humans and aliens. A shining beacon in space, all alone in the night. It was the dawn of the Third Age of Mankind…the year the Great War came upon us all. This is the story of the last of the Babylon stations. The year is 2259. The name of the place is Babylon 5.

I still geekgagasm whenever I hear these words. Since this series first came out when I was too young to understand, I wasn’t able to appreciate it as much. Yes, I would watch a few episodes with my parents and I really enjoyed the story. It helped cultivate my love for sci-fi, fantasy, and space. Later on as I got older I began watching the full series on DVD and I became hooked. Although I was sad and disappointed by the last season, it was still good and it still has left its mark on my geek heart.

5.) Harry Potter

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The Book that finally helped me confirm who and what I was- a geek. Believe it or not, it took me three times to read the first chapter before I could get into it. It just felt a little slow for me at first. I finally got into though and once I did, look out.

I didn’t know another geek like me out there (among people I knew, not on the internet). I was on Mugglenet, HP Lexicon, The Leaky Cauldron, Potter Talk, HP Companion, and JK Rowlings website. I began reading HP fanfiction while waiting for the next book to come out. I found a whole new world where others geeked out like me, loved the back story, analyzed all the details and tried to figure out what happens next.

Although I was also disappointed with the ending of this book and series, I still love it and it still has a place in my heart.

For me, even though I may no longer obsess some of these fandoms as hard as I did back in the day, they still have a place in the heart.

 

What fandoms started your way onto becoming a geek?

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5 Halloween Movies I’ll Be Watching This Year

Halloween is almost upon us! I am so excited and slightly stressed, for I haven’t shopped for my costume yet.

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I should be okay though. Hopefully ,I can gather something from the thrift store to make my costume. My boyfriends costume is so much easier, sigh. I won’t tell you what my costume will be, but look here to see which characters I am thinking of dressing up as for Halloween.

To get in the Halloween spirit and mood these are the movies I will be watching.

1.) Sleepy Hollow & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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I know these are two different movies, so I kind of cheated, but they are based off the same story by Washington Irving.

The first one I watched every Halloween for the longest time on VHS when I was a kid. I remember being scared every time by the Horseman. Nothing can beat the original, I recommend watching this one first.

Now my parents bought the Tim Burton movie quite a few years ago and  when I saw it my first thought was “Oh Great another Johnny Depp/Tim Burton movie. Actually it is really good and I really enjoy it.

Both are good for the Halloween season and a must watch to get into the spirit.

2.) The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Yes, another Tim Burton movie. This is one of the few movies one can watch both around Christmas time and Halloween, so why not watch it. Also, I love Jack’s Lament from the movie as well. So haunting and beautiful.

3.) Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

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One of my favorite Scooby-Doo movies. I watched this a ton when I was little and this to scared me. I loved the idea that the Zombies were…well I won’t give it away for those that haven’t seen it. I will tell you though, the Island is cursed. Go watch it, I love it!

4.) Hocus Pocus

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For as long as my boyfriend and I have been dating we had been trying to find this movie on DVD in stores, whether used or new. It was impossible, we almost broke down to order it online, when my boyfriend found it by chance at McKay’s! We have already watched this movie about 15 times (at least) since October began.

5.) The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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This movie freaked me out a little when I was younger, it is still slightly scary (I scare easily) but for me you can’t get in the mood without watching Rocky Horror. Every year I watch it and every year I’m still left confused, but amused by it.

Do you watch any of these movies around Halloween? What Halloween movies do you watch that is not on this list?

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5 Characters I would Love to be for Halloween

Halloween is coming up and I am so excited. I already have an idea of which character I want to be for Halloween this year, but these were some of the characters I have come up with.

In no Particular Order:

1.) Velma

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For me this is a no brainer.  She is smart, clever, and a badass. I always thought she was under-appreciated and without her, the team wouldn’t have solved nearly as many cases as they did.

2.) Padme

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Besides being a Queen from the Star Wars prequel trilogy at such a young age ,she is strong willed individual and just happens to be the mom of Luke and Leia.

Out of all of her costumes, this is my favorite. I love this costume, since I love renaissance and medieval fashion, makes sense.

3.) Susan Ivanova

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She is snarky, sarcastic, hilarious, and Russian. She is from the 90’s TV Show Babylon 5, a show that for me was my 1st fandom.

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So Excited for Sharknado 2!

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For those that don’t know I love bad sci fi movies. I enjoy watching the bad acting, the ridiculous plot twists, and the funny dialogue. I always enjoyed them, but my love for them began thanks to Sharknado and now God has answered prayers of everyone was has seen the first one.

The movie is coming out in a less than a week!

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I will be live tweeting about the movie, so if you want to see my thoughts on the movie immediately just follow me here.

While waiting for this movie to come out July 30th on the SyFy channel I will be watching other syfy movies and pinning away for Sharknado 2.

Get your Chainsaws ready, Sharknado is coming.

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